Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Retreat with Student from Brasov!!

12-14 March- The student group in Brasov organized their first local training camp. This means they planned all the events, food, speakers,etc. They invited a local pastor to come and speak on finding your calling and discovering your gifts. We had an incredible time together with great teaching and plenty of time to discuss things we were learning.

Loredana (staff from Bucuresti), Simona (Graduate who helped start group in Brasov) Oti (leader now in Brasov) & Ruxi (staff from Bucuresti)

Washing up after a great meal

Robert and Manu planning.

Friday when we arrived it snowed!

Each day ended with a few games of Catan. A new favorite among Romanian students.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Ploiesti Ski Camp

More fun on the slopes this winter in the second ski camp in Azuga, near Sinaia, north of Bucharest with students from Ploiesti! The weather was a bit warmer, but we still had snow on the slopes!

On Friday we all went out to the beginners slope to help those that had not been skiing before! Most people caught on after a few runs down the slope!!

The advanced and intermediate took off on the second day to the top of the mountain to try their hand at the whole mountain! Here we are at the top of the mountain, where it was snowing!

Taking time to enjoy the view on the slopes!

Andrei works his snowboard down the mountain!! Andrei has worked with the group in Ploiesti in the past and now serves on our national board.

Each day we had a worship time together in the morning before breakfast and then a short presentation after Breakfast. A pastor from Ploiesti led two sessions and presented clearly the gospel very clearly and with some good analogies!! On the last day Mike had a short presentation on the need to be involved in community and challenged the students to stay involved with the group or a church with similar values and to continue to seek God and He will make himself known.